The High Springs city commission will be holding two separate workshops Thursday, January 5, to discuss two very different issues.
The first workshop — at 5pm — will serve as the reveal of Commissioner Bob Barnas‘ plan for how the city will operate Poe Springs Park, a county owned facility. This comes one week after [...]
Starting at 5pm and running until 11:15pm, Thursday’s meeting had plenty of testy exchanges, lots of split votes, and enough unfinished business it forced the commission to call another special meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm. Okay, there were technically two meetings back to back (CRA at 5pm and Commission at 6:30pm) but you get the [...]
If you plan to arrive on time for Thursday’s High Springs city commission meeting you’ll probably find yourself without seat. If history is any indicator of what to expect, when the clock hits 6:30pm the room watching the swearing in of two newly elected commissioners will be standing room only.
Commissioners-elect Bob Barnas and Linda Clark [...]
It’s becoming a bit of a trend in High Springs. Throwing out incumbents that is.
For the fourth consecutive year voters have said no to seated politicians*, giving preference instead to their unseasoned political counterparts.
Bob Barnas and Linda Clark Gestrin — neither of whom have previously held political office — received enough votes to [...]
No matter whether you’re happy with city government or want to see a major overhaul, the atmosphere in in High Springs today is one thing: electric.
Polls will open this morning at 7am and close at 7pm to allow High Springs residents their choice for two open city commission seats and six charter amendments.
On a Thursday night agenda loaded with important items the most crucial issue wasn’t even on the agenda.
As the meeting was wrapping up, city attorney Thomas Depeter, speaking during his allotted comment time, referenced copies of a letter he placed on the dais for each commissioner just prior to the meeting. He requested each [...]
The second and final forum of the 2011 election cycle was a fantastic success for some candidates while others didn’t fair so well, but which two were in what camp depends on one thing — who you ask.
As one candidate said in his closing remarks, “we’re not gonna change opinions”, eluding to people in [...]
On Tuesday, October 25, High Springs residents will have their second and final opportunity to publicly meet and hear from the four candidates for the two city commission seats on November 8th ballot.
Although this is the second forum of the election cycle, it will be the first with all four candidates (expected) in attendance, [...]
Events, events, events
A total of five separate agenda items dedicated to special use permits, street closings, donations, and fee waivers were all passed unanimously. Events included extending “Downtown Daze”, a Girl Scouts “Power Pack” meeting, the Veteran’s Day event organized by Bob Barnas, a Fall Festival at Beyond the Box Ministries, and the [...]
What was intended to be an informative, balanced event materialized as more of a campaign rally for Bob Barnas and Linda Clark Gestrin, the two candidates in attendance at the Gainesville Tea Party’s inaugural High Springs candidate’s forum.
Was the event biased towards two of the candidates? No.
Was the “deck stacked” in favor [...]
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